Join with me for a moment in an intellectual exercise, which to reassure you will not involve any weight beyond 12 oz's. Let us suppose that by Deus ex machina or some more plebeian means the GOP assumes solid control of the House and at least enough of the Senate to allow for those commie Yankee bastards some defection of certain members. Will this new Republican majority result in the fate of the car chasing dog? Once they catch it, can they drive it?
What exactly should be the Republican plan to flex their new-found political muscle? Lets' start with the premise that virtually everything they did the last time they held power was horribly wrong, as in trench coat and candy in a playground wrong. If these new Representatives have the political sense of a paving stone, they will be aware that their path should cleave close to the fiscally conservative. Any stimulus that they may feel obliged to engage in should be devoted entirely to helping working Americans and those that need work, as opposed to Government rent seekers. It should abundantly clear that they hold office despite the effort of these ballot lice and tax whores.
Complicating the issue will be the inevitable Presidential veto of any attempts to undo the mischief that this current lot of outhouse carp and garbage weevils have imposed on the Republic. As tempting as it may be to go with the full "Mel Gibson", there will simply not be the votes to support telling the President to "Blow me".
Fortunately for the Republicans, the Democratic Party has given them the tool for the job. This nation is on the path the see it's first year without a true budget passed by our Congress. Our government thus far has been funded with stop-gap measures and by "deeming". Since funding budget items has become a discretionary matter, there is ample precedent to continue this trend.
My suggestion is that the GOP should refuse to fund every budget item with the exception of: Social Security,Medicare,Unemployment payments and Defense spending. In this scenario defense spending includes all veterans benefits. When the Presidents budget arrives, pronounce it deader than Lindsay Lohans' career and only fund those certain segments of government. The Democrats and the President would have to approve those items or risk immolation at the polls in 2012.
As for the rest of the Federal government; who cares? Let the SEIU and the other government union vermin experience what America v.2010 has become. It's high time to expose these creatures of the fiscal night to the harsh daylight of life in the competitive job market. The same goes for their enablers in state government. Let California,New York, and Illinois fail as an abject lesson to Leftist budget monkey's and free-loaders everywhere.
Of course, this is just where my intellectual exercise has wandered. Your intellectual mileage may vary, and in point of fact, I hope to God it does. As a Parthian shot however, consider this; Exactly how much does your daily existence depend on the Federal government outside of the aforementioned entities?